A special election that took place on Tuesday in Georgia’s 6th District failed to produce a winner, thus, forcing a June 20 runoff between the Democrat filmmaker Jon Ossoff and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel.
Ossoff grabbed 48 percent of the vote, falling short of the majority threshold required to win. Handel was the top GOP vote-getter at 20 percent. Technology executive Bob Gray received 11 percent of the vote, and former state Sens. Judson Hill and Dan Moody each received 9 percent of the vote.
Ossoff received tons of celebrity support and raised millions of dollars over the past two weeks. Yet, it wasn’t enough to pull out a complete victory. President Trump took to Twitter today to declare victory, of sorts.
He tweeted: “Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG “R” win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!”
Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG “R” win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2017
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